Mountain Lodge Crochet Blanket Pattern

Someone asked me what inspires your designs. The answer is simple: textures, colors and eye appeal. When I design crochet blankets many things can spark an idea, but I will admit that quilting has always amazed me. I love all the small pieces, straight seams, and the eye for perfection. Log Cabin quilts are one of my favorites and inspired my latest, Mountain Lodge blanket design.

Mountain Lodge Blanket crochet pattern

If you are not familiar with some of the history behind the Log Cabin Quilt designs and the meaning, I would love to share just a small tid bit with you. The design dates back as early 1830 in Egypt, but became popular in the 1860’s in during the Civil War. The following explains the importance of the center color square:

Early Log Cabin blocks were hand-pieced using strips of fabrics around a central square. In traditional Log Cabin blocks, one half is made of dark fabrics and the other half light. A red center symbolized the hearth of home and a yellow center represented a welcoming light in the window. 

http://www.aqsblog.com/log-cabin-quilts-a-short-history
Mountain Lodge Blanket crochet pattern

Mountain Lodge Designs Modern Twist

While I was designing the Mountain Lodge blanket, I had a few things I wanted to acheive. I’ll explain each of those below and hopefully you will get a good understanding about the design, the construction and the richness in the pattern.

The Stitches create a light fabric

I wanted the blanket to be a lighter weight design and a pattern that wouldn’t eat up a ton of yarn. My hope was to be able to grab this blanket and wrap up for a morning cup of coffee on the front porch in the spring and fall.

Mountain Lodge Blanket close up

To acheive this, I went back and used one of my favorite stitches, the Extended Single Crochet. I have a tutorial on the stitch combination I used that you can watch to help see how easy the pattern is. The tutorial is not specific to this pattern, but shows how to work the combination of stitches. You can view the video by clicking HERE.

Deciding on Colors

Choosing your colors for a design can change the entire look of the blanket. I knew I wanted to stick with the “warmth of the home” for the center of the blanket. I was hoping for a softer look so decided on a light pink. Instead of doing all the squares a different color I stuck with the tradition of a dark and light color side but kept the light side all cream. I went with calming greens to accent the pink and kept the naeutral grey for the outline.

Choosing the square layout

In my designs I typically don’t like to do things in a traditional way. Stacking the squares directly on top of one another is lovely but I was hoping for a more modern twist. Deciding the angle the squares in a diamond shape gives the blanket an whole new look.

But, this creates a challenge with making the blanket a rectangle. I had to put my thinking cap on and design some half and quarter squares (triangles) to fill in those edges and create a nice shape to the blanket. By making these odd shaped edge pieces in a solid color really makes the actual log cabin pieces pop in the design.

Mountain Lodge Blanket

A Simple Border

A simple border allows for the eyes to really focus on the design elements of the blanket. I didn’t want to loose the focus on the details in the log cabin squares so a very basic border was crocheted. This is easy to adjust the thickness as well by adding or deleting rows.

Easily adjust the size

The sample blanket was made using a light weight yarn called Mighty Stitch, I loved how this made the blanket so light weight. The final size was 35” wide X 42” high.

You can use a heavier weight yarn. However, that will effect your gauge. Gauge on a blanket does not have to match like it does while crochet garments and such. However, be aware that not meeting the gauge will alter the amount of yarn needed.

You can easily adjust the size of the blanket by adding more squares. I would love to see this design made in a full throw or bed spread size.

Mimmo Caddy

My Mimmo Caddy

While making the Mountain Lodge Blanket you make a lot of small pieces. This makes it an ideal project for on the go. But, you need something to tote all the pieces around with. This is why I am in love with my Mimmo Caddy. If you don’t have one your should check it out, I have a full review of why this tote is my favorite.

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Music To My Soul Expansion Pack – 10 Crochet Blanket Patterns

Last year I designed some music blankets for each of my children. I did this to show them how important music is and that whole heartedly encouraged them to continue their love of music. The blankets where a huge hit and I received so many requests for more instruments that I am now releasing a Music to My Soul Expansion Pack!

You got it! It includes 10 popular instruments in the percussions, string and brass groups.

Expansion Pack Music to my soul blankets

Behind the Designs of the Music Blankets

When I designed the original Music to My Soul Blankets I was striving for a modern look to classic instruments. The result was a silhouette of the instrument with the added twist of a split colorway which created a unique, modern and young vibe that has been loved by all generations.

You can see how amazing these blankets turned out in the image below. BUT, please take note that these 3 designs are NOT included in the Expansion Pack. You can find more info about them by clicking HERE.

Instruments Included in the Expansion Pack

As I was deciding which instruments to include in the Expansion Pack, I was looking for the most popular instruments and the ones that had a distinct shape. Looking into all the different instrument groups I decided to include the following:

Percussion:

I included a snare drum in a equally vertical split color block which creates a fun balance to the instrument. A full drum set in a diagonal split helps emphasize the many dimensions and layers of drums.

Percussion Expansion Pack

String:

The string instruments are always a hit, this expansion pack has 3 popular instruments included. The harp is a statement piece and is elegant in just a silhouette, so I kept this design basic with another vertical split silhouette. The electric guitar is bold instrument that wants lots of attention resulting in a double split, eye catching design. Then, there is the banjo, what can I say? Simple is sometimes what speaks volume and I believe this design is perfect for such an upbeat instrument.

String Expansion Pack

Brass:

The Brass Expansion Pack is the larges, there are so many fun, bold and big instruments. It was hard to decide which ones to include. But, I settled on the trumpet, tuba, saxophone, sousaphone and trombone. All the angles where carefully picked to express a vibe ideal to the instrument.

Brass Expansion Pack

The Stitch

Are you looking at these graphs and thinking, “no way am I crocheting a blanket in single crochet!”. Haha, that would be my first thought too. I searched high and low and played with so many stitches to find the right one that aligned perfectly for graph designs. I came up with a fun stitch that works up quick.

Stitch Sampler Music to my souls

The pattern includes photo tutorials on how to work the stitch and how to work the color changes for the graph.

Expansion Pack – What You Get

You will receive all 10 of the new graph designs in an ebook (downloadable) format. Included are detailed instructions and photo tutorials for:

  • All the stitches
  • How to crochet color changes, hide yarn, and weave in the ends of your work.
  • Each blanket require different amounts of yarn for the background color and the contrasting color. The blankets will take about 2300 yards of worsted weight yarn.
  • Graphs for each design are included as well as enlarged graphs for easier reading.
  • A written format, or a cheat sheet, that states how many stitches are made in each color according to the row.

Where to get the Ebook

Individual Music Blanket Patterns & Separate Ebook Options

  • Original Music To My Soul ebook (includes piano, violin, & guitar) – click HERE
  • Percussion Expansion Pack Only (snare drum & full drum set) – coming soon…
  • String Expansion Pack Only (harp, electric guitar & banjo) – coming soon…
  • Brass Expansion Pack Only (trumpet, tuba, sax, sousophone, trombone) – coming soon…
  • Vibrato Violin Blanket – click HERE
  • Grandioso Guitar Blanket – click HERE
  • Piano Pizzaz Blanket – click HERE

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However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

Grandioso Guitar Crochet Blanket Pattern

I have always felt that music is an important part of life. The best way to appreciate music is to play an instrument. Growing up I took piano lessons for 5 years. Now as a Mom, all 3 of my children play an instrument.

When a musician learns to read, play and perform music, they gain mental, cognitive and emotional health benefits that will last throughout their lifetime.

MusicNote.com

The benefits of music amazes me, if your interested in reading more about the benefits of music, click HERE.

Guitar

Here my son is playing at his first guitar holiday recital. He was so cute and so proud of his performance. I cannot wait to see and hear many more.

Grandioso Guitar Blanket

My guitar player is my 2nd son, he loves trying new songs out and is a great musician. He is a very cheerful kiddo and so I was immediately drawn to the Red Heat Roll with It Melange (color: Paparazzi). Wanting different angles than the violin, I had the silhouette split center of the guitar by to one side of the blanket for a unique look. The blanket is reversible (all the designs are) so the guitar can be on the left or the right side.

The name Grandioso was suggested by, Chasity, as soon as I heard it I knew this had to be the official name. Grandioso is Spanish for “Great” and this just fits this blanket and the kiddo it was designed for.

Grandioso Guitar

The Grandioso Guitar Blanket is a fun, funky, unique, modern and classic blanket with a young vibe to it. However, any generation will love the classic design of the instruments and the music theme.

The blanket is made from the bottom up (this is NOT a C2C).

Music to My Soul Stitch Sample

I love the beautiful transition in the colors of the Red Heart Roll With It Melange yarn. It is a soft yarn and the color changes are natural, there won’t be any huge jumps in color or abrupt changes. It is a beautiful change in colors and specks, the yarn itself reminds me of sock yarn only because of this. The yarn is a worsted #4 weight.

Red Heart Roll with It Melange

Music To My Soul Ebook – What You Get

If you love the Piano Pizzazz blanket you may want to check out the entire Music to My Soul ebook. In the ebook you get 3 musical instrument pattens.

Music to My Soul Crochet Blankets

Included in the ebook are detailed instructions and photo tutorials for the following:

  • All the stitches
  • How to crochet color changes, hide yarn, and weave in the ends of your work.
  • Each blanket require different amounts of yarn for the main color and the white sections-detailed amounts are included.
  • Graphs for each design as well as enlarged graphs for easier reading
  • A written format stating how many stitches in each color according to the rows

Where to get the Ebook

  • Read About more Details on the ebook – click HERE

NEW Expansion Pack Available

With the popularity of the Music Blankets, I have received so many request for more blankets. Therefore, it is exciting to announce that 10 new instruments have been added.

Gradioso Guitar Blanket Only

If you are still only wanting to get the Grandioso Guitar design, it is available in the following pattern shops:

Piano & Violin Blankets

You can find the individual patterns for the Violin and Guitar crochet patterns below:

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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Vibrato Violin Crochet Blanket Pattern

I have always felt that music is an important part of life. The best way to appreciate music is to play an instrument. Growing up I took piano lessons for 5 years. Now as a Mom, all 3 of my children play an instrument.

When a musician learns to read, play and perform music, they gain mental, cognitive and emotional health benefits that will last throughout their lifetime.

MusicNote.com

The benefits of music amazes me, if your interested in reading more about the benefits of music, click HERE.

Violin

Here my son is playing at his first Junior High Orchestra Concert. This was his 3rd year playing and the improvement every year is astonishing!.

Vibrato Violin Blanket

The Violin was my first design that I crocheted. My oldest son really wanted me to use purple and the Red Heart Roll with It Melange (color: Autograph) was perfect. The name of this blanket is self explained, thanks to Shanan for the suggestion:

vi·bra·to/vəˈbrädō/a rapid, slight variation in pitch in singing or playing some musical instruments, producing a stronger or richer tone.”a clean, light sound without vibrato”

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Vibrato Violin Blanket

The diagonal design really accentuates the violin and bow, after this blanket was completed I could hardly wait to make the next one.

The Vibrato Violin Blanket is a fun, funky, unique, modern and classic blanket with a young vibe to it. However, any generation will love the classic design of the instruments and the music theme.

The blanket is made from the bottom up (this is NOT a C2C).

Music to My Soul Stitch Sample

I love the beautiful transition in the colors of the Red Heart Roll With It Melange yarn. It is a soft yarn and the color changes are natural, there won’t be any huge jumps in color or abrupt changes. It is a beautiful change in colors and specks, the yarn itself reminds me of sock yarn only because of this. The yarn is a worsted #4 weight.

Red Heart Roll with It Melange

Music To My Soul Ebook – What You Get

If you love the Piano Pizzazz blanket you may want to check out the entire Music to My Soul ebook. In the ebook you get 3 musical instrument pattens.

Music to My Soul Crochet Blankets

Included in the ebook are detailed instructions and photo tutorials for the following:

  • All the stitches
  • How to crochet color changes, hide yarn, and weave in the ends of your work.
  • Each blanket require different amounts of yarn for the main color and the white sections-detailed amounts are included.
  • Graphs for each design as well as enlarged graphs for easier reading
  • A written format stating how many stitches in each color according to the rows

Where to get the Ebook

  • Read About more Details on the ebook – click HERE

NEW expansion Pack available

With the popularity of the Music Blankets, I have received so many request for more blankets. Therefore, it is exciting to announce that 10 new instruments have been added.

Vibrato Violin Blanket Only

If you are still only wanting to get the Piano Pizzazz Blanket design, it is available in the following pattern shops:

Piano & Guitar Blankets

You can find the individual patterns for the Violin and Guitar crochet patterns below:

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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Piano Pizzazz Crochet Blanket Pattern

I have always felt that music is an important part of life. The best way to appreciate music is to play an instrument. Growing up I took piano lessons for 5 years. Now as a Mom, all 3 of my children play an instrument.

When a musician learns to read, play and perform music, they gain mental, cognitive and emotional health benefits that will last throughout their lifetime.

MusicNote.com

The benefits of music amazes me, if your interested in reading more about the benefits of music, click HERE.

Piano Recital

Here my daughter is playing at her first piano recital, she even composed her own song after only a few months of lessons. She was very nervous (if you couldn’t tell) but played so well.

Piano Pizzazz Blanket

What a fun way to describe the jazzy colors in the Piano blanket (name suggested by Angela)! My daughter is the pianist in our family and saying she is the Pizzazz in the household is an understatement-LOL.

Piano Pizzazz Blanket

The piano blanket has the keys laying along the top or the bottom edge. In my sample photos the piano keys are shown along the bottom of the blanket. However, with no adjustments the keys can lay along the top of the blanket resulting in the keys being at your hands when you pull the blanket over you!

The Piano Pizzazz Blanket is a fun, funky, unique, modern blanket with a young vibe to it. However, any generation will love the classic design of the instruments and the music theme.

The blanket is made from the bottom up (this is NOT a C2C). The piano blanket begins with the details in the keys, this can be a little tricky but is so worth the time. Just be patient and once you finish the first 30 rows, you get to sit back and enjoy a fun stitch that works up quick.

Music to My Soul Stitch Sample

I love the beautiful transition in the colors of the Red Heart Roll With It Melange yarn. It is a soft yarn and the color changes are natural, there won’t be any huge jumps in color or abrupt changes. It is a beautiful change in colors and specks, the yarn itself reminds me of sock yarn only because of this. The yarn is a worsted #4 weight.

Red Heart Roll with It Melange

Music To My Soul Ebook – What You Get

If you love the Piano Pizzazz blanket you may want to check out the entire Music to My Soul ebook. In the ebook you get 3 musical instrument pattens.

Music to My Soul Crochet Blankets

Included in the ebook are detailed instructions and photo tutorials for:

  • All the stitches
  • How to crochet color changes, hide yarn, and weave in the ends of your work.
  • Each blanket require different amounts of yarn for the main color and the white sections-detailed amounts are included.
  • Graphs for each design are included as well as enlarged graphs for easier reading
  • A written format that states how many stitches are made in each color according to the rows

Where to get the Ebook

  • Read About more Details on the ebook – click HERE

NEW Expansion Pack Available

With the popularity of the Music Blankets, I have received so many request for more blankets. Therefore, it is exciting to announce that 10 new instruments have been added.

Piano Pizzazz Blanket Only

If you are still only wanting to get the Piano Pizzazz Blanket design, it is available in the following pattern shops:

Violin & Guitar Blankets

You can find the individual patterns for the Violin and Guitar crochet patterns below:

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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Music To My Soul Crochet Blanket Pattern – Ebook

I have always felt that music is an important part of life. The best way to appreciate music is to play an instrument. Growing up I took piano lessons for 5 years. Now as a Mom, all 3 of my children play an instrument.

When a musician learns to read, play and perform music, they gain mental, cognitive and emotional health benefits that will last throughout their lifetime.

MusicNote.com

The benefits of music amazes me, if your interested in reading more about the benefits of music, click HERE.

I wanted to emphasize to children how much I love that they all play an instrument. Therefore I combined my crochet skills and came up with the Music to My Soul Blankets.

Music to My Souls

Behind the Designs of the Music Blankets

Whenever I sit down to crochet a new design I research and see what is already out there. I saw many graph piano blankets and even some C2C guitar blankets. However, I wanted something different and needed something completely new. I was in search for a fun, funky, unique, modern and young vibe.

I finally decided on the split silhouette of instruments resulting in that modern twist. Next I knew my kids wouldn’t want traditional colors, therefore the popularity of self striping yarns was a natural pick. I couldn’t be more happy with the results.

Red Heart Roll with It Melange

One of the most difficult parts of this blanket was finding a unique stitch that would work in the graph. It was important to me to work the design from the bottom up and horizontal rows. I finally found a fun, easy and quick stitch that stacks directly on top of the stitch from the prior row. This results in the best graph with nice lines.

Music Stitch Sampler

Vibrato Violin Blanket

The Violin was my first design that I crocheted. My oldest son really wanted me to use purple and the Red Heart Roll with It Melange (color: Autograph) was perfect. The name of this blanket is self explained, thanks to Shanan for the suggestion:

vi·bra·to/vəˈbrädō/a rapid, slight variation in pitch in singing or playing some musical instruments, producing a stronger or richer tone.”a clean, light sound without vibrato”

The diagonal design really accentuates the violin and bow, after this blanket was completed I could hardly wait to make the next one.

Grandioso Guitar Blanket

My guitar player is my 2nd son, he loves trying new songs out and is a great musician. He is a very cheerful kiddo and so I was immediately drawn to the Red Heat Roll with It Melange (color: Paparazzi). Wanting different angles than the violin, I had the silhouette split center of the guitar by to one side of the blanket for a unique look. The blanket is reversible (all the designs are) so the guitar can be on the left or the right side.

The name Grandioso was suggested by, Chasity, as soon as I heard it I knew this had to be the official name. Grandioso is Spanish for “Great” and this just fits this blanket and the kiddo it was designed for.

Piano Pizzazz Blanket

What a fun way to describe the jazzy colors in the Piano blanket (name suggested by Angela)! My daughter is the pianist in our family and saying she is the Pizzazz in the household is an understatement-LOL.

The piano blanket has the keys laying along the top or the bottom edge. In my sample photos the piano keys are shown along the bottom of the blanket. However, with no adjustments the keys can lay along the top of the blanket resulting in the keys being at your hands when you pull the blanket over you!

Music To My Soul Ebook – What You Get

You can get all 3 of these patterns in one ebook. Included in the ebook are detailed instructions and photo tutorials for:

  • All the stitches
  • How to crochet color changes, hide yarn, and weave in the ends of your work.
  • Each blanket require different amounts of yarn for the main color and the white sections-detailed amounts are included.
  • Graphs for each design are included as well as enlarged graphs for easier reading
  • A written format that states how many stitches are made in each color according to the rows
Music to my Soul Blankets

Where to get the Ebook

Individual Music Blanket Patterns

NEW Expansion pack

I am excited to now offer an Expansion Pack that includes 10 new blanket designs in the Music to My Soul Collection. Check out the new graphs below:

Expansion Pack

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

Chasing Arrows Blanket Crochet Pattern

The Chasing Arrows Blankets design adds a modern twist on an old traditional craft. I love the striking design of the repeating arrows grabs your attention. This was a design that was so difficult to photograph. The blanket is so stunning in person but the design just kind of fades in the photos, so I hope you can all envision how lovely this really is.

I decided on the colors for my Chasing Arrows sample blanket with all your help in my Crochet and Conversations group (if you are not a member, come join-it’s lots of fun, you can join by clicking HERE). Asking for color inspiration I settled on a succulent photo and then made my selection below. Just think of the colors you would make the Chasing Arrows Blanket in, the colors can really affect what vibe your finished blanket will give off.

Some things I love about the Chasing Arrows Blanket design

The Chasing Arrows Blanket has an easy color changing that really helps the details pop because of the stripes that the repeating arrows follow.

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The blanket has no border!!! That is right, the simple cream outline is created as you crochet the blanket from the bottom up. When you are done all you need to do is add Extra Large Tassels to the large throw (which will be about 46” X 58”). Yes, I included a tassel tutorial for any of you that are unfamiliar with making them. But, watch out, they are addicting and you will want to add tassels to everything!

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Grab your copy of the Chasing Arrows Blanket Crochet Pattern on the following sites:

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Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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